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Veteran politicians in print

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Recently Lest I forget, the memoirs of Lerryn Mutton OAM (above, on the right) was launched at Concord RSL by radio personality Alan Jones OAM.

Lerryn was a former Mayor of Concord and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the seat of Yaralla. During World War II he trained as a pilot and flew the Australian-built Beaufighter bombers with the 93rd Attack Squadron based at Labuan, Borneo.

Another book published recently is the biography of local resident Sir John Carrick, simply titled Carrick. Sir John was a Senator in the Australian parliament from 1971 until 1987. He was Minister of Education and later Minister for National Development and Energy in the Fraser government. During World War II he was a member of Sparrow Force which defended Timor in 1942. He describes these experiences in a recording available through youtube.

Both books are available for loan through City of Canada Bay Libraries.